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January 25, 1902

THE EXPERIENCE OF SYRACUSE, N. Y., WITH THE COMPULSORY TUBERCULIN TEST OF ALL DAIRIES FURNISHING MILK TO THE CITY.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(4):226-229. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480040012001d
Abstract

The object of this paper is not a desire to advance something new in regard to tuberculosis or tuberculin, but rather to call your attention to the great merit of tuberculin as used to-day in veterinary practice, and recite the experience of Syracuse in its use'for the past four years. This experience has impressed me with its great value as a means of diagnosing bovine tuberculosis, and the hope that prompted the presentation of this paper is that such testing may soon become general and that the tubercle bacilli may be driven from the milk supply of our entire country.

I am not of those who believe that the tubercle bacillus of infected milk is the principal cause of tuberculosis in man; though not the principal, I do believe it to be a very important cause, next perhaps to the most important—that of direct infection from the infected to the

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